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What to Do If You Get into a Car Accident

August 31, 2018 in Tips

Statistics show that the average driver will be involved in about four car accidents over the course of their lifetime. AUTO Collision wants you to be prepared for the worst. Following these simple steps will ensure that you are taking proper action following an accident.

  1. Safety Comes First
  • If possible, move your vehicle out of traffic and into a safe space.
  • Ensure your vehicle is in park, turn off the engine and turn on your hazard lights.
  • Check for injuries to yourself, your passengers and passengers of other vehicles involved in the incident.
  1. Get Help
  • If there are any serious injuries, call 911 and request an ambulance.
  • Do not attempt to move anyone that has been seriously injured.
  • Even if the accident is minor, call the police to file a report.
  1. Collect Information
  • Drivers and passengers: names and contact information
  • Vehicle descriptions (make, model, year)
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • License plate numbers
  • Insurance companies and policy numbers
  • Names and contact information of witnesses
  • Location of the accident, closest address if possible
  • Police officer’s name and badge number
  • Take photos of the scene (only if it is safe to do so)
  1. Remain Calm and Cooperate with Police
  • Do not admit responsibility for the accident, even if you believe you were at fault.
  • Do not blame other drivers for the accident.
  • Allow police to determine who, if anyone, was at fault in the crash.
  1. File a Claim
  • Call your insurance company and report the incident as soon as possible.
  • Give them your information and the information you gathered at the scene.
  • Let the agent know that a police report has been filed.

For more helpful advice or to learn more about our services, contact AUTO Collision at 801.568.0305 or visit us at 215 West 9210 South, Sandy, Utah 84070.

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